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Kojo At Kramerbooks: The Fatal Relationship Between Muhammad Ali And Malcolm X

Kojo's conversation with author Randy Roberts, co-author of “Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X,” was an eye-opening look at the friendship that shaped Ali’s career in so many ways.

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Analysis Of Super Tuesday Results And The Race For The Presidential Nominations

Primary voters in thirteen states weigh in on Democratic and Republican presidential candidates: Join us to discuss what Super Tuesday results mean for front runner candidates and the race ahead.


What It's Like To Freefall From 20 Miles Above The Earth

Early Air Force experiments helped pave the way for the space program. Joseph Kittinger, who jumped from a balloon 103,000 feet up, talks about his experience.

Archive Spotlights The "Golden Age" Of Black Radio

Indiana University added an exhibit to the online platform that features audio and photos from the early days of radio — from when black-oriented stations started popping up in the 1940s and beyond.
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Home Of 'Father Of Black History' To Find New Life As A Museum

Carter G. Woodson in 1948
Dr. Carter G. Woodson, recognized as the father of black history, co-founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in D.C. Its headquarters are being transformed into a museum.
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On Eve Of Launch, D.C. Streetcar Backers Recall Origins Of Its Revival

Will our collective patience pay off with the launch of the D.C. Streetcar on Saturday? We look back at where the project came from and look elsewhere in the country for models for how it might go.


Your Letters Helped Challenger Shuttle Engineer Shed 30 Years Of Guilt

After NPR reported Bob Ebeling's story on the anniversary of the Challenger explosion, hundreds of people responded. Ebeling, now 89, says those letters "helped bring my worrisome mind to ease."

Muhammad Ali And Malcolm X: A Broken Friendship, An Enduring Legacy

A new book, Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X, explores how faith brought two African-American icons together and eventually tore their relationship apart.

When Britain Fought Against The Tyranny Of Tea Breaks

British tea drinking is on the decline. U.K. leaders might have welcomed such news in the 1970s, when the length of the tea break became a major point of political contention.

'Save The Fleet, Eat Less Wheat': The Patriotic History Of Ditching Bread

Finding bread alternatives may seem like a thoroughly modern obsession. But, during both world wars, consumers were urged to give up their white bread habit for the national good.